Our weekend started out with SNOW! Nothing like you Yankees got – but a surprise inch was fun to wake up to. We have had so much surprise snow this year. The Weather Channel just doesn’t seem to get it right!
Friday night featured pizza, as usual. We had our friends over to share it with us.
Charlottesville is on a roll with grocery stores. First a brand new Whole Foods, then Trader Joe’s and now a Fresh Market! I used to go to Fresh Market occasionally when I lived in Charlotte, mostly for coffee and a few special items like Swiss yogurt. But our history with the grocery store dates back most significantly to our college years when we’d visit Spartanburg, South Carolina where Matt grew up. His mom would always have a platter of crunchy baguette and the Fresh Market Cajun Krab dip ready for our arrival. I’m sure that was 5 of the 20 pounds I put on in college right there. To to make a short story long, Matt went to check out the new Fresh Market here in Cville and brought home some Krab dip for old time’s sake. It was just as delicious as I remember!
Our friends brought over a Greek salad to round out our meal – plus a bottle of delicious Malbec.
Our Saturday started out slow – Mazen and I went on a 5 mile adventure to Great Harvest, around town and back. Then we took a nap together. We were both worn out!
Matt came home from work in the early afternoon and announced that we were not going to spend the rest of the day alternating baby care with computer time. We were going OUT. We debated a few options and ended up heading over to Blenheim Vineyards where there was an anniversary celebration going on.
We tasted their four wines and loved them all. I actually preferred the drinkable, lower price point options to the more expensive bottles for once.
We split a glass of the red table wine while we enjoyed the afternoon
Blog reader Laura was in town visiting from San Diego and we coordinated a meet up with her. I was also spotted by 2 other blog readers while we were there – apparently it was the happenin’ place to be!
Back at the fort, we put together dinner and relaxed. And by relaxed I mean I worked on blog posts : ) Still trying to find the best time to work!
And brussels sprouts – roasted to a crisp!
French toast to start Sunday off right made with Cville Crunch bread, seared bananas, extra egg, granola and almond butter
Our Sunday was anything but relaxing – we had a painting job to tackle. More on this in an upcoming post!
Karen spent the day with us, and we had her for dinner as thanks. We had pork chops with beer-braised savoy cabbage and Omaha Steaks’ twice baked potatoes Matt’s grandma Bonnie sent us for Christmas.
Happy Valentine’s Day!